Lately female emcees have been taking the hip hop world by storm and dominating the rap game. In her track “Daydreams”, rapper Tinywiings shows that she’s ready to play and run with the pack. The hard-hitting track features fellow female Canadian rapper YellowBunny and was produced by Vez & Evince. Both rappers bring the heat with their rapid-fire flow and pure confidence. From hip hop to pop, Tinywiings displays her versatility in a range of genres as she explores female sexuality and independence within her lyrics. Still a fairly new artist on the scene, be sure to keep tabs on her. This girls is just getting started!
Channeling the political angst of revered artists like N.W.A and Rage Against The Machine, BADTALKERS hold nothing back in their new single “I Like It Loud”. Featuring Benjamin Carter, this track is a bit of a departure from their typical sound and is focused on class disparity. We as human race in America are polarized and our leaders are united in keeping the middle and lower class down. Politicians are out of touch with the communities they claim to serve.The wealthy class has a firm boot on the soft neck of the ruling class with no plans to vacate. Stop the car. We want out. Burn it all, or at least listen to us scream about it. BADTALKERS is a band composed of Richard Leon, Christian Edusada, Matthew Groves and Danny Huerta, proudly hailing from Compton, CA. The multiracial group tackles an array of hot button issues like poverty, gun […]
Iconic hip hop producer and member of legendary hip-hop group Jurassic 5 DJ Nu-Mark is back with a brand new EP entitled ”Test Patterns”. This six-track instrumental EP features Nu-Mark’s signature production sound, firmly rooted in the past but with a progressive, futuristic sound that sets him apart as one of the premier producers making beats today. An accomplished DJ, producer, recording artist, composer and label owner, DJ Nu-Mark has been churning out straight fire since the 90’s. As a solo artist, Nu’s collaborations under his own name and the alias TRDMRK include features with major artists like Aloe Blacc, MF Doom, Charles Bradley, Quantic and Del the Funky Homosapien. No stranger to Hollywood either, he’s had soundtrack credits and guest appearances in blockbuster films like Ride Along, Shaft, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, MacGruber and Tom & Jerry: The Movie. He has graced stages all around the world from Glastonbury to Coachella and has been featured in […]
The master of effortless flows, Call Me Ace drops his latest single “WANTS & NEEDS” from his upcoming album RENAISSANCE PERIOD. With production help from longtime collaborator J-Dot, Ace delivers an emotionally charged hip hop track that talks about the true necessities of his life: All I want is your time all I need is your loveAll I want is to know that you someone that I could trust All I want is your presence all I need is the truthAll I want is your words to imitate what you do This highly gifted multi-faceted artist lives a double life. By day he works in Silicon Valley, by night he transforms into the prolific Bay Area rapper Call Me Ace. In both roles he’s a total boss; working diligently to uplift disenfranchised communities, spread positive vibes and celebrate culture. Ace’s music has been licensed for brand activations and he was featured as an artist in the “Roadmap […]
At the intersection of music and history, Devin Knight uses his current project Maneka to address questions about racism in America. His new LP ”Dark Matters”, out this week on Skeletal Lightning, was inspired by binge watching documentaries on dark matter in space. Knight draws a correlation between the history of race issues in America and the scientific concept. In his own words: With dark matter, it’s there but it’s not. Just like our history with race; a lot of people are aware of its existence, but you can’t touch it. You can’t smell it. But it’s among us. America has this really dark energy. How has it been this fucked up for this long and no one’s done anything about it? As a black man creating music in a genre where he isn’t widely represented, Knight continues to establish his brand and unique sound within the space. He continues: I wanted to introduce […]
Meet K. Sparks, a hidden gem from South Jamaica, Queens known for his authentic lyrical flow and dope beats. His new single “Live Ya Life” is aptly titled, hitting on a positive note about keeping on the right path despite life’s daily struggles. Producers Phlocalyst & Mr. Käfer give the track a dusty vintage soul vibe, with laid-back beats and jazz-infused electric piano. The slow sensual horns paired with Spark’s smooth cadence come together with the production to create a chill hop masterpiece. With more than 20 full-length studio album releases to his name and radio play on the legendary hip hop station Hot 97, K. Sparks has been a fixture of the NYC hip hop scene since he started putting out mixtapes back in 2005. He’s no stranger to the sync world either, landing placements on the hit Starz series Power and with brands like Monster Energy, Powerade, Calvin Klein, Marie Claire, Vans and Forever 21.
The sequel to his debut EP Lust, Love and War – Detox & Quarantine | Part 1, bicoastal rapper TruRebel Migs returns with a the more laid back and melodic record Part 2. In contrast to Part 1 which dealt with the realities and struggles of living through the pandemic, Part 2 is more lyrically positive with a thematic focus on love. So it’s no coincidence that he’s dropping the record on Valentine’s Day. Mostly composed via stream of consciousness and freestyle, the songs “Fish In Agua,” “Surf & Turf” & “Wet Wet,” incorporate aquatic metaphors as a motif throughout the record. The production also incorporates the concept of binaural beats, using various frequencies to produce an effect on the brain. TruRebel Migs grew up in the Bronx raised by a single mom in the projects, but his love for music and relentless hustle helped guide him to a better life. Since the release of his debut single “Same” in 2017, he […]
Orrin, the collective conscious cyborg, presents “Project X”. The new track is the first installment in his four part cyborg hero tale. Orrin plays a rogue cyborg who has escaped the lab in hopes of saving the world as he constantly avoids capture by the people who created him. On the track “Project X,” the tech savvy rapper showcases his intense and clever lyrical skills combined with a bass-bumping alternative hip hop beat produced by SREDNA. In 2021, the NYU graduate took a year-long hiatus from music to reflect, travel, and develop new ideas. During his travels he spent several months in Berlin, where the city’s dynamic nightlife scene inspired “Project X.” Although the cyborg started out as a fictional character on social media and television, Orrin realized he wanted to enact real change through this persona. After acquiring several grants and building a blockchain platform, he’s now able to act on that […]
The first in a series of upcoming singles following the release of her 2021 debut album “Partly Cloudy”, Atlanta rapper Rochelle Bloom is back with a new hip hop anthem, “Game Time.” Written with a clear thematic focus on sports, the track is all about giving it your all and working together as a team to achieve that win. Featured artist Mug$ Amillion opens the song with the hook drenched in Southern swagger, backed by a hard-hitting beat and triumphant horns. Rochelle follows with the opening verse in her signature intense, yet subdued syncopated rap style. The Atlanta-based rapper’s unique story-telling lyricism paired with a dark, cinematic production style has established a booming sound that is uniquely her own. In 2021 her song “Dandylion” was featured on the hit series reboot of Charmed, which was her first introduction into the world of sync. There’s no doubt that Rochelle is lyrically gifted, highly motivated and hard-working. Never shy […]
The debut EP Enfield by Tejano artist David de la Garza, better known as DLG., is a journal of his personal development. Each song was composed in a different place — either mentally, physically, or in the case of “Tortuga” temporally, having been recorded when he was just 14. The concept is to not just showcase a collection of new songs, but to document his growth as an artist over time. Behind the lush grooves, the songs deal with the notion of stepping into the unknown and knowing that it will change you. DLG. focused on these themes of self-empowerment and the progression of life as he continued to grow and develop as a musician himself. “The Storm” specifically was made almost entirely with sounds from objects in my bedroom. The kick drum is me literally kicking a microphone, the snare is me slamming a book shut, and lots of other small weird sounds. […]